Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.
The Office of the General Counsel is responsible for the provision of legal services to the University and its officers, directors, administrators, faculty, and staff. The office provides legal advice and counsel on the broad spectrum of legal issues that arise in the operation of the University.
The Staff Counsel assists in the provision of legal services to the University community, focused primarily on a full range of contract, research, technology, and intellectual property matters. S/he is responsible for contract review and drafting, including federal contracts, procurement contracts, sponsored research agreements, technology agreements, custom education agreements, affiliation agreements, and investment agreements. Reporting to the Vice President and General Counsel and working day-to-day with the senior lawyers in the Office of General Counsel, the Staff Counsel has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Assists the senior attorneys in the office in research and advising on transactional, probate administration, research, technology, intellectual property and compliance matters.
Requirements and Qualifications
D.C. bar membership (or immediate eligibility for such membership)
Three to five years of experience as a practicing attorney
Broad experience in general corporate matters is required, and familiarity with laws relevant to research, technology, intellectual property, government contracts (FAR), and higher education is preferred
Well-developed analytic and writing skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Collegial working style, sound judgment and flexibility
This is a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year.
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Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.
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About Georgetown University
Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Georgetown is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world.